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Seems like no one is willing to take on the task. Shame since the birds have done just fine with fishermen there. Shame also that the fishery has been depleted by poor management.
 

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Read the whole article. Plans are to close the south end of the point in 24 30 days. All for a bird that is not endangered.
Nothing New There.... Been like that for quite a while now. They usually shut the Whole Point down to All Driving anywhere from May 1 to the 15th... Youre preaching to the Choir..If you want to fish it... You have to Pack in... Last year Park at the inside the dunes path and hoofed it in .. You learn real quick how to pack light.
 

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Read the whole article. Plans are to close the south end of the point in 24 30 days. All for a bird that is not endangered.
I was fishing over in Myrtle Beach once, caught a blue, brought him in, tossed him up on the beach and grabbed the second rod that was doubled over too. Two "Trotskyesque" women came strutting by about the same time and just blurted out "what are you going to do, just let him lay there and suffocate". We'll I have a feeling thats the type of mentality thats behind this too.

Besides the above, im not sure how many have noticed, but theres an ongoing assault on the existing order of things, and elimination of our access to our oceans, along with the destruction of our culture is high on the list.

Research your opponents, because thats what they are, thats what life is. whether you participate or not others are, and theyre actively trying to subvert your way of life and replace it with theirs.
 

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If you don't have 40 well educated lawyers (SELC) and plenty of money sent in by bleeding heart older rich ladys .... then you don't stand a chance ... cause thats what they got .... the fights over, myself and maybe 25 others marched Lighthouse Rd. In protest back then many times ..... Where were you when we needed you ..... When the trial went on in Raleigh and our side was half full and their side had more ... Where were you ? I was upset at the turnout for our beaches back then, and it still bugs me when people complain .... cause they wouldn't take the time or time off to help the fight ....
 

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Read the whole article. Plans are to close the south end of the point in 24 30 days. All for a bird that is not endangered.
Like I said this bullshit goes on a over the eastern shore little bird watchers want fishing to stop.Also the people that run the parks and beaches are the same.Liberals are all getting In job positions were they control and also ruin shit
 

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Protections like this for unlisted species are designed to keep them from being listed in the future. Imagine how much more restrictive beach access would get with more beach dwelling species listed.
If you don't like the policies of the NPS or any other government agency the best thing you can do is be active in organizations that communicate with our elected representatives. All federal agencies answer to congress and everyone here is represented by three men or women in congress. Contact them and let them know your priorities. They won't represent your views if you don't let them know what your views are. Doing this through organizations gives your voice more importance because it's coming from a larger group the reps are more likely to listen to.
River is also right, you have to show up when events are happening. If you don't then it's so sad too bad.
The other big action you can do is to support habitat protection/restoration/enhancement/creation in areas that aren't frequented by anglers giving these species more available habitat making fishing areas a smaller percentage of available habitat which reduces the need to shutdown fishing areas for the species. This is an area anglers and the birders/turtle people/ any other animal specialists can work together which not only can lead to more habitat creation but gives anglers the opportunity to show them we're not out to destroy everything or take away from others we just want to catch fish.

Tight lines y'all
 

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It has not a lot to do with the birds. I feed a group o of birds three times a day, with peanuts on my patio, the birds come right up to me. They are my friends. They live a very nice lifestyle.

The OBX birds fared better when folks would keep the critters at bay just by being around. When the barriers went up in the Hook. The Plover got jacked by the Foxes and Raccoons who then had to be targeted by the NPS. On the Northern OBX the most effective Plover nesting area was on the roof of Home Depot. When all the nesting birds are gone in the Winter, do they let you drive into the hook from the Point, course not, it is not about the birds.

It has to do with folks who want to imagine a wilderness area without people intruding on it.

The little Turtles after they hatch do have a problem with deep tire ruts and the Mama Turtle is less likely to come in and make a nest if people are around. But the Turtles folks put up little barriers so the young hatchlings can travel unimpeded by ruts, and there seems to be abundant space on Hatteras for the Turtles to flourish.

There is a beautiful spot called Fisherman's Island located on the Northern edge of the Chesapeake. Google up some aerials and you can see the fishing structure that this would be a Drum-Cobia hotspot just like the Point in Hatteras.
No one can fish Fisherman's Island or even walk on the beach there, it is closed off for the birds, supposedly, perhaps by some dickhead Politicos who can't throw a heaver.

So next time you see an Oystercatcher doing its little dance, you can either accept it, spend your life energy fighting forces greater than you, or pull out a scope sighted Anschutz .22 and solve the problem at least in your moment of time.
 

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Garbo - you are correct about Fisherman’s Island …the drum/cobia show up on the shoals in April/June and the boat fishermen target them on the water. Be nice if you could fish from the beach. Once you cross the CBBT you are right there so not a bad drive.

Over in Kiptopeke on the Bay side near Cape Charles is a state park with a beach.
 
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